Oz post 14 – 26th September 10.00

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Oz post 14 – 26th September 10.00

Well another hectic day yesterday and sadly this is my last day in Sydney (only for now anyway, I hope) So drinks on Friday night were good, a little bar called ’small bar’ was the destination and with a group of not so small personalitied peeps from simone’s work. Including Tanya, who introduced me to ‘regurgitator’ an Aussie pop rock band, whose name sounds more in keeping with the death metal genre, a name not quite fitting their sound, but not bad at all.

Then yesterday we had breakfast at bills (bill granger’s restaurant on Liverpool street), me Simone, mark and Barbara. A-m-a-z-i-n-g!! I had honey ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter and maple syrup. Omg I’m salivating again just remembering them! I’m not normally one for sweet breakfasts but they were honestly as good as they sound! (I opted for them because Simone has been talking about them all week! For good reason I must add!) 

Then had a quick nosey round some houses up for auction, in need of a lot of work but some great potential and fabulous area of the city. However with the house and renovation costs looking at close to $1m aud I think a little out of my price range! Plus how hard would it be to renovate a house while living overseas?! I know my mum did it with le colombier in France, but that was slightly closer to home, and I don’t think the newly married dominic would come project manage for me in oz (well the newly married Lizzie certainly wouldn’t let him!!) 

Then onto Oxford street in paddington (so weird having the same names as London locations!) think less paddington more Chelsea and less Oxford street more regent street (upmarket) combined with portabello road (boutiques and Market). The Market was fabulous for up and coming designers, clothes and jewellery. I could happily wile away many happy Saturday mornings here! I was restrained (for me!) and only purchased a necklace and matching bracelet. Beautiful pale green beads made from recycled sanded down wine bottles. Very green! The houses around paddington were lovely little colourful terraces with beautiful wrought ironwork balconies and loggias. Most are really well maintained and give an air of sophistication with a historical an cultural edge. Definitely out of my price range, but one can dream can’t they?! 

Then to bondi beach for a wander round the coast to bronte bay. The views were lovely, rock formations interesting, and surfers good! We stopped at a little cafe in bronte called selina’s for a spot of lunch. Delicious grilled prawn (king sized of course, is there any other type in Sydney?!) with avocado, mango and mint. Mmmm! 

Then bus back to circular quay to catch a ferry home, catching a beautiful sunset behind the harbour bridge. Snap happy strikes again!

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